Marion County — Knoxville Schools will be delayed two hours on Friday. Twin Cedars is closed.
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Motorcycle accident sends one to hospital
A motorcyclist was transported via air to Methodist hospital in Des Moines following an accident on Highway 14 in Knoxville this afternoon.
City likely to accept title
The City of Knoxville will likely accept the title to 110 East Robinson, the building severely damaged in an arson fire on March 25.
Governor includes Marion County in disaster declaration
Governor Terry E. Branstad today issued a third proclamation of disaster emergency in response to recent storms and flooding in south and southeast Iowa. Fifteen counties are included in this proclamation: Appanoose, Clinton, Davis, Decatur, Des Moines, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Marion, Monroe, Ringgold, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren and Wayne.
Building deemed fire hazard prior to blaze
Following inspection, the City of Knoxville had deemed 110 East Robinson a nuisance, over one year before the building was set on fire on March 25.
Smith pleads guilty
Jake Christian Smith, 19, pled guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor and third-degree sexual abuse this morning in Marion County District Court.
Downed power line locations
The Marion County Sheriff's Office shared this list of locations where power lines are currently down.
Snowstorm in May
Reports of power lines down, several cars in the ditch, snow plows out on the roads and a school cancellation are nothing new to the people of Marion County. However, this report seems more likely to describe conditions in December, or even early March, not Friday, May 3.
RAGBRAI® logo unveiled, questions answered
Approximately 150 people attended a meeting at the Village Theater Wednesday night for an update from RAGBRAI®'s executive committee.
Branstad approves commutation request
Gov. Terry E. Branstad today granted Rasberry Williams’ commutation request. Williams, age 67, committed first-degree murder on July 20, 1974, in Black Hawk County. A jury convicted Williams of first-degree murder and he was sentenced to life without possibility of parole. Today Governor Branstad commuted his sentence to life with possibility of parole.
Video: Henning named Teacher of the Year
Twin Cedars High School Science Teacher Matt Henning has been selected as this year's Teacher of the Year by Attica Gavel Lodge 229.
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